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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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Unlike the other reviews, I preferred to see the Bascillica of Saint Anthony's. But this chapel is very beautiful, filled with paintings from Giotto. No fee and less crowded than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Unlike the other reviews, I preferred to see the Bascillica of Saint Anthony's. But this chapel is very beautiful, filled with paintings from Giotto. No fee and less crowded than Saint Anthony's Bascillica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Had studied the chapel for art history so to get the chance to see the real thing was amazing. Really is well worth the visit, great sense of wonder and history. Very well organised, do book and arrive ahead of schedule. Along side the chapel is gallery/museum with many works of arts and artefacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing spot. Had first reservatio. Of the day, 9:00, and the audio guide person wasn't there. Asked other personnel and they just said she wasn't there!! So no audio guide. There was a tour group in our grouping and they all left. We figured they were getting a special something on the tour. No - no one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Make sure you book in advance if visiting at a busy time. You need to get there at least 10 minutes before your ticket time as you have to cloak your belongings and then enter a controlled environment for 10 minutes before entering the Chapel.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The waiting antechamber created to minimize damage to the Giotto frescoes in the chapel is a marvel of technology. Limited to 25 people at a time, it adjusts the temperature and humidity to approximate those in the chapel itself. While waiting, there's a video to watch about the frescoes. The visit inside the chapel is limited to 15 minutes, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

this was a beautiful place, very glad to see Giotto's masterpiece that I remember seeing parts of from an art history course many years ago...

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Montebelluna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Giotto's world famous yet there are very few of works remaining that can with certainty be attributed to him. So to find a whole chapel entirely frescoed by him is amazing. So short a time is allowed to see it though. I suppose this is inevitable given the amount of visitors and the necessity of preserving the work. The inter-active... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Giotto frescoes in this chapel are absolutely superb - wonderful art in exceptional condition, with very little wear. They are also historically significant as Giotto prefigured the Renaissance with his realistic depictions of people. The walls and ceiling are fully decorated with scenes from the life of Christ, and an amazing Last Judgment scene. We (4 of us) visited... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is an important tip. Most times of the year you will not be able to get in if you don't already have tickets. We didn't know this and tried to buy tickets the day of and were unsuccessful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Scrovengi Chapel is a must see if you are an art lover. My husband and I did our "homework" ahead of time and we were well versed in all things Giotto so knew what to expect. It is necessary to book ahead of time (not on the day of) which we did on line, and the actual time in... More 

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